Images of a white baby girl born to a black Zimbabwean mother
HANOVER: A Zimbabwean woman has given birth to a white baby in Hanover, Germany. The child with piercing blue eyes has left Patience Chando (36)and her partner Andreas Spillea, 49, baffled. Baby Andrea Mariella is now four months old.
Patience has two other daughters – 15-year-old Faith and 17-year-old Lucricia whom she had with former partner. She met Andreas in Zimbabwe and then moved to Germany.
Patience said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. Her skin was too white when she was born, I was sure it would tone down, which happens sometimes, but it hasn’t. It wasn’t until a few days after she was born I started to think: ‘Hold on, her skin was white. I’m her biological mother and I’m black’
‘Every time we go out I get questioned or stopped for photographs. I’m running out of things to say to people. She’s the centre of attraction.’
Doctors are equally stunned, raising concerns Andrea might have a skin disorder when she took her in for a routine check-up. Patience added: ‘My doctor was totally surprised. He even tested her for a skin disorder out of concern for how pale she was.
‘My friends keep joking that a mother is out there looking for their baby, and one day they will find us.’